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an monopoly on making it. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: with so many children fighting the h1n1 virus the government has released its supply. >> good to have a stock file no child is not without medicine. it's hard to quantify the shortage. but they're only able to get one a month. >> they're taking the more powerful adult capsules and deleting them. >> it has to be made this way for the foreseeable future. >> why the shortage. roach bout the license to make it. sales quad drumled over the last year. roche said there's plenty of capsules for adults and children and it's confident it can continue to meet u.s. supply requirements what if roche falls short. >> the government can step in, pay the manufacturer for the use of monopoly and produce it itself. >> reporter: an indian company cipla said it can deliver 1 million doses in a matter of weeks. the cdc has not ruled out generics and said there's no need yet. some ask why wait? >> the best course of action would take is to be very pro active and try to begin the early steps of the process now. >> reporter: so far now, america remains d
. as lisa stark reports it's the latest in a growing list of baby products with safety problems. >> reporter: it's a massive recall, the 2.1 million cribs made by the stork craft company. the cribs are linked to four strangulation deaths. in a side that drops down manufactured from january 1993 until just last month. there's long been safety problems with so-called drop-side cribs, a side that lowers that allows easier access to a baby. >> the hardware can crack. a depression is made in the baby's head. the baby's head gets caught in that depression and the babies can strangle or die. >> reporter: the industry says parents should closely inspect the hardware on any crib. but insisted newer cribs that are properly put together are safe. >> i think that's the classic industry forcing the blame on to the consumer. these are obviously not perfectly safe. >> reporter: in the last five years, there have been nearly 3 million trib cribs recalled for a range of problems. why so much issues? there's a patchwork of standard when it comes to baby products, some are mandatory regulations, but there are
's lisa stark. >> reporter: the new numbers expected from the cdc will be based on a computer model looks at surveillance systems that the cdc uses to track flu, systems such as hospitalizations, lab testing and emergency room visits. it does not mean that deaths have gone up sharply. it is just a more am rat snapshot of the toll of the epidemic. the best protection remains the vaccine, and there are still long lines to get it. >> we will be out of vaccine by the time we get to this part of the line. >> reporter: here, they are working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. this is the only company that is making the h1n1 shot in the united states, and has produced half of the nation's supply so far. they had promised 20 million doses by the end of october, by delivered only 27 million. >> we assumed 50% of historical yield. it was only 30% when he started. so, the differential was not that great for us and we've been able to close that gap. >> reporter: health officials blame that on the vaccine companies. >> what we are doing is relying on the manufacturers to give us their numbers. it does
reaction that might be linked to the vaccine. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: in a washington, d.c. conference room today, experts from around the country gathered to scour for even the smallest clues that the h1n1 vaccine is causing dangerous reactions. dr. bruce gellin is the government's point man on vaccines, and says of the over millions who have received the vaccine so far there have been only 302 reported side effects. >> mostly sore arms, malaise, fever, things like that. >> reporter: so nothing that "uh-oh, this vaccine may not be safe." >> we're looking hard. we have many different systems in place. so far, we haven't seen anything that worries us. >> reporter: the government's massive surveillance effort involves cross checking lists of those who have received the vaccine with any later reports of health problems. data will come from health records from the department of defense, veteran affairs, the indian health service, medicare, and even from private health care plans covering 20 million americans. doctors and the public can also report side effects to a government
tested contain some bpa. an additive that's been linked to a long list of health problems. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: "consumer reports" says the results of its bpa tests offer a senateshot of what consumers will find in the grocery store. and they say it's not a pretty picture. >> consumer cannot tell how much bpa may have gotten into the food in any canned food item that they pick up, and the story here is, you don't know, and i can't know. >> reporter: bpa is a chemical that has long been used in everything from baby bottles to the lining of canned goods. some studies have linked bpa exposure to reproductive problems and increased risk of cancer and diabetes. consumers union found the highest del monte green beans and progreso vegetable soup. >> that child could ingest a dose close to the level that already causes harm in animal studies. >> reporter: the test even found the chemical in vital choice cantu that, marketed as bpa free. the economy says it is dismayed and is determined to find the source of the problem. it was a different story in paper products. no bpa in similac p
the country were a lot longer. and it's not the first time this has happened. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> it looked at the board, said your flight is canceled. >> i'm tired. and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretched from new york to atlanta to houston. by one calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem all began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern when a single circuit board failed in a computer center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually imting flight information into their computers. >> you have to type it into the computer. it's time consuming and cumbersome rather than the con qumer transferring that data around from air traffic control facility to facility. >> reporter: abc news has learned the faa immedi
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